BRE staff may never have received impartiality training, Grenfell inquiry hears

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Testing house’s former managing director admits lack of formal training regime was a ‘weakness’

Staff at the firm that tested the products used on Grenfell Tower’s cladding system may never have received impartiality training, the inquiry into the 2017 fire has heard.

Debbie Smith, former Building Research Establishment (BRE) managing director, told Wednesday’s hearing that training was “offered” but not recorded by a centralised register.


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